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Today in World War II History—Dec. 20, 1942

Targets of US Eighth Air Force, August 1942-June 1943 (US Army Air Forces map)

Targets of US Eighth Air Force, August 1942-June 1943 (US Army Air Forces map)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 20, 1942: US Eighth Air Force sends 101 B-17 & B-24 bombers to hit Romilly-sur-Seine air depot outside Paris; 6 B-17s lost.

Off Tokyo, Japanese freighter Mutsuki Maru becomes the first ship sunk by US mines in home waters; the mines were laid by sub USS Trigger earlier that day.